After almost a full year of making appearences for the company, Thunder Rosa has officially signed with All Elite Wrestling!
On the day of the star’s 35th birthday, Thunder Rosa has finally become #AllElite after a highly successful eleven months. Debuting on the August 22nd episode of Dynamite last year, Rosa was immediately launched into the main event scene, challenging Hikaru Shida at All Out for the AEW Women’s World Championship.
Still signed with the NWA at the time, the matchup between the two champions marked the beginning of the relationship between the NWA and AEW. However, the former NWA World Women’s Champion has recently branched out into other major U.S. companies. In a shock debut at IMPACT Slammiversary, Rosa was revealed as Deonna Purrazzo’s mystery opponent, though she was ultimately unsuccessful in her title challenge.
Though she entered the company by challenging Hikaru Shida, fans will perhaps look to Rosa’s work with Britt Baker as the highpoint of her time in the company. Their long-time feud reached its climax in a bloodbath Lights Out match in March of this year. The match was widely praised by fans and critics alike, both for the in-ring skils displayed by both women and for representing the first time that a women’s match main evented an episode of Dynamite.
Despite not officially signing with the company until now, Thunder Rosa has worked thirty-one matches for AEW since her first appearance. A stalwart of both Dark and Dark: Elevation, Rosa has worked with a vasty array of AEW and independent talent over the past year.
Now that she is officially All Elite, many fans will likely hope that Thunder Rosa reignites her feud with Britt Baker. Despite losing their Lights Out match, it was Baker that went on to win the AEW Women’s World Championship at Double Or Nothing this year. Rosa is currently ranked second in the women’s rankings, though the number one ranked Nyla Rosa was defeated by Baker at night two of Fyter Fest…